Where Celebrity and Climate Activism Collide — Fire Drill Friday Moves To LA

Published on February 8, 2020

Fire Drill Friday, Jane Fonda’s weekly climate protest, officially moved to LA this week.

For fourteen weeks, Fonda and various other high profile celebrities and public figures marched on the Washington D.C. Capitol demanding action on the climate crisis. Now, Fonda is taking her movement to Los Angeles, where it will be even easier for big names to participate.

Climate change is taking over Hollywood, a town that traditionally has done its fair share of environmental damage. Between private planes and high-end fashion that’s only worn once, amongst other extravagances, Hollywood hasn’t exactly been a friend to the environment. Until recently, that is.

There has been a dramatic push towards addressing the climate crisis in the highest levels of Hollywood society.

This awards season, many different awards shows are going green, using anything from recyclable red carpets to vegan menus to try to make the ceremonies a little more sustainable.

It’s not just the awards shows. Individual celebrities are making leaps towards climate justice with activism. Some, like Leonardo Di Caprio, are bringing attention to the issue through speeches.

A plethora of other famous folks decided to do their part for the planet by participating in Fire Drill Friday. This week, comedian Paul Scheer, Rainn Wilson of “The Office”, June Diane Raphael and Brooklyn Decker, Fonda’s “Grace & Frankie” costars all joined in to address California Gov. Gavin Newsom and protest the production of fossil fuels. Joaquin Phoenix made his second appearance at Fire Drill Friday, continuing his valiant fight for climate justice.

There’s a lot of famous people in this picture, try to find them all!

It seems like many of the more responsible members of Hollywood’s elite have traded private planes and massive carbon footprints for picket signs and protests for climate action.

Olivia Smith is a Staff Writer at Grit Daily. Based in San Francisco, she covers events, entertainment, fashion, and technology. She also serves as a Voices contributor at PopSugar.

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